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image SM (47) 48/2/33

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SM (47) 48/2/33


[47] Sectional design for the front elevation, 15 January 1818


47 Section of the Screen / in Front of the National Debt Office with three details including one for 14 Rustices


not to scale


as above, Pavement and dimensions given

Signed and dated

  • Jany 15 th 1818

Medium and dimensions

Brown pen on secretary paper (328 x 197)


Charles Edward Papendiek (1801-1835, pupil January 1818-March 1824) from Day Book


Britannia with lance, shield and olive branch within crowned oval


The section is for the basement, the rusticated ground floor and part of the first floor of the Old Jewry and seems not to 'fit' any of the earlier or later elevations.
Drawn with competence by Papendiek who had just begun his pupilage though possibly it is a copy? The Day Book shows five pupils (Henry Parke (1790-1835, pupil 1814-1820), Edward Foxhall (1793-1862, pupil 1812-1821), Henry Burges (pupil 1817-1820) and Frank Copland (pupil 1817-1820) as well as George Bailey (1792-1860, pupil then assistant, 1806-37, curator 1837-60) as working under the heading 'Mr Soane' on plans, sections, views and elevations of 'Mausoleum'. The sixth pupil at that time was Arthur Patrick Mee (1802-1868, pupil January 1818-1823).



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